Last week, the Ohio Supreme Court reversed its decision of earlier this year in Acordia of Ohio, L.L.C. v. Fishel et al., in which the Court held that when a company that was the original party to a noncompete agreement merges in to another company, unless the noncompete agreement contained a “successors and assigns” clause, the merger was a termination of employment which triggered the running of the restrictive period in the noncompete.
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